Research to Support Policy - Funding Success

Posted on 2 July 2018

The NIHR today announced 13 new NIHR Policy Research Units which will provide both a long-term resource for policy research and a rapid-response service to provide evidence for emerging policy needs.


The units, which are considered to be an exemplar of good practice in government, will also offer advice to policy makers and analysts on the evidence base and options for policy development. 

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is leading two of these: Economic Methods of Evaluation in Health and Social Care Interventions and Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care, along with partners at the University of Sheffield and the LSE. Colleagues in the Department of Economics and Related Studies and the Social Policy Research Unit are also involved in these Research Units. The Department of Health Sciences, the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and CHE are also partners in the Public Health Research Unit, led by the LSHTM. 

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care, said: “Patients and the public deserve a healthcare system that is informed by the latest research and evidence. The NIHR Policy Research Units will make sure that Government decisions affecting our health and care are robust and evidence based.”

NIHR Press Release